5 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Straight from Lauren Conrad
No one shows their bridesmaids love quite like Lauren Conrad. Not only did the newlywed take the pain out of the bridal party game completely by designing her own line of breezy bridesmaid dressesand then let her girls pick their most flattering fits, but she also turned her real life buds into cover girls when she posed with her posse for Martha Stewart Weddings. And LC’s pampering didn’t stop there. Today on her eponymous website, Lo revealed that she put together a special gift package for each of her girls, “to show them how much I love them and how lucky I felt to have them by my side on my big day.” Feeling all the feels? Us too.
From girly getting-ready robes to handmade favors, Lauren Conrad’s bridesmaids gifts are predictably dreamy. Scroll down to see the hand-picked pieces, all of which are still available to buy online for your own fall wedding. ‘Cause LC’s got your back like that.
1. Plum Pretty Sugar Painted Petal Robe ($65): A getting-ready robe is an essential for you + your girls on your big day and, just like the dresses, is an item you want them to wear well after you’ve said “I do.” LC opted for these painted petal robes that elegantly mix comfort + style.
2. Dana Rebecca Sylvie Rose Necklace ($220): Delicate necklaces are the new friendship bracelets, and so LC opted to outfit her buds with this dainty diamond encrusted pendant hanging from a rose gold chain (to match her wedding band, of course). Lo writes, “They loved the necklace so much that all of my ‘maids ended up wearing it to the wedding.”
3. All Vintage Hankies Embroidered Handkerchief ($13): Lauren’s wedding day decor was full of vintage and flea market finds, including vintage hankies handed out to all the guests before the uber romantic ceremony. For her bridesmaids, LC took it a step further and found monogrammed versions fit for every girl.
4. Plum Pretty Sugar Imogen Whisted Afloat Romper ($58): On top of those sweet robes, LC gifted each of her bridesmaids with a gorgeous petal-print romper to make the pre-ceremony pampering even more glamorous. Obvs we’d re-wear these beauties on any lazy day.
5. Naomilingerie Cat Eye Sleeping Mask ($24): Getting your beauty sleep has never been so purrfect. LC says of her Etsy find “Cat ears and bows… how can you go wrong?” In this case, we have to agree.
Which of LC’s gifts would you give your bridesmaids? Tell us what tokens you’ve given your girls in the past (or have received and loved!) in the comments below
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)